Their scores from judges Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be combined with the viewers’ votes and the two stars who rank at the bottom will compete in the skate-off, with one celebrity each Sunday having to go home.
After the judges’ scores and the viewers’ votes were combined, it was Stephanie and Lemar who landed in the bottom two at the end of Disco Week.
The pair then took it in turns to perform in the Skate Off, and unfortunately Lemar stumbled right at the end of his routine and it looked like he was going home when both Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo opted to save Stephanie.
However skating legends Torvill and Dean both decided to save Lemar despite his tumble, and with Jayne being the Head Judge it was her deciding vote that kept the If There’s Any Justice singer in the competition to skate another day.
The following week it was Lemar and Melody Le Moal who ended up in the bottom two and had to go up against Candice in the skate off to see who would be the first to leave the show.
Based solely on the skate off, Jason Gardiner opted to save Candice and Matt because they had a more “assured performance” that had “more shape and style to it”. Meanwhile Ashley Banjo also chose to save the former Bake Off winner, citing that their skate-off performance was “executed much better”.
However Jayne Torvill chose Lemar as he had more difficulty in the routine so it was down to Head Judge Christopher Dean to make the casting vote, and he chose to save Lemar.
It meant that Candice became the first celebrity to leave Dancing on Ice. After being eliminated, she said: “I did my best and I couldn’t have done any more”.
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